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SoftBank mulls launch of mobile unit IPO this year

2018-01-15 08:15:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) SoftBank has announced it is considering an initial public offering for its mobile phone unit. SoftBank plans to list its wireless unit in Tokyo and overseas this year and the offering could bring in about CNY 2 trillion (approximately USD 18 billion), the Nikkei reported. Listing the shares is one of the options, but no decision has been made to officially proceed with the IPO, the company said in a statement.

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Signal encrypts Skype messages

2018-01-12 10:31:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Encrypted messaging app Signal was selected by Microsoft to encrypt its Sykpe messages. Microsoft joins a growing list of organisations including WhatsApp, Google, Facebook, and Signal itself that have integrated the open source Signal Protocol into their messaging platform.

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Automotive, telecom, ITS companies unveil mobile C-V2X trials in Japan

2018-01-12 09:50:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT Docomo, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies have announced plans to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan. The trial's objective is to validate and demonstrate the benefits of C-V2X using direct communication technology defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in their Release 14 specifications. The trial is expected to begin in 2018.

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Dropbox files confidential IPO - report

2018-01-12 08:35:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Online file-sharing firm Dropbox has filed confidentially for an initial public offering in the US, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg and later confirmed by Forbes. The company is valued by private investors at USD 10 billion, with Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase set to lead the listing process. One source added that the company is looking to list in the first half of this year.

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TiVo files new lawsuits against Comcast over Rovi patent infringement

2018-01-11 14:12:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) TiVo announced fresh patent infringement suit against Comcast, alleging its X1 TV platform infringes certain patents held by TiVo company Rovi. The company also applied for an order from the International Trade Commission to ban imports of the X1 set-top boxes in the US. 

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